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more than 400 of 600 members polled said the state's economy was their top issue, ranking it eight or higher on a 10-point scale, with 10 most important. Not far behind was the U.S. economy, followed by management of the state budget, healthcare costs, and the state's business tax structure. "Ultimately, we need to reduce the cost of doing business in this state," Chamber president Jeanne Englehart said. "This year must be the death of the status quo in how Michigan does business." The survey did not limit its scope to measuring worrisome issues. It also sought direction. Members were asked to ...
e.g., a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. Local businesses are members, and they elect a board of directors or executive council to set policy for the chamber. The board or council then hires a President, CEO or Executive Director, plus staffing appropriate to size, to run the organization. The first chambers of commerce were founded in 1599 in continental Europe ( Marseille, France and Brugge, Belgium ). The world's oldest English-speaking chamber of commerce ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs Senate Republican candidate Jane ...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce backed GOP Senate hopeful Jane Norton today, saying she has a record of “supporting the state’s businesses and workers.” Though Norton has little business experience — much of her career has been spent in government appointments — U.S. Chamber Vice President Bill Miller said she has a “record of standing up for the people of Colorado in these challenging economic times.” The Chamber endorsement comes at a time Norton is trailing her primary opponent, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, in polls . Buck has also been greatly helped by the Americans for Jobs ... market research, surveys and trends
Two Lobbying Firms Join Forces, The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Plans ...
"The combined expertise of Patton Boggs and Breaux-Lott Leadership Group makes the firm a 'mandatory first stop' for discerning corporate CEOs and general counsels facing complex problems that can be solved in the halls of Congress, the executive branch or the courtroom," Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., chairman of Patton Boggs, told The Hill. U.S. CHAMBER TO RAISE BIG MONEY THIS YEAR: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce set a $75 million fund-raising goal for this year, according to a report from the Center for Public Integrity. If the Chamber can raise all $75 million, it is expected to go heavily into issue ... market research, surveys and trends

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Chamber poll: Rick Scott has 5-point edge on McCollum – Central ...
A new chamber poll showed Scott, the ex-HCA/Columbia CEO who’s spend $15 million of his own money getting his televised image in front of Floridians, with 35 percent, to 30 percent for Attorney General Bill McCollum , and 33 percent  still undecided. Though Scott’s margin is well below the 11-point edge recently reported by the Quinnipiac Poll, it’s outside the Chamber poll’s 4-percent margin of error, if only barely. The pro-business group is a long-time McCollum supporter. In a general election matchip, the poll found, both Scott (30 percent) and McCollum 31 percent) run ahead of Democratic candidate ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Crist's edge over Rubio appears to be growing - St. Petersburg Times
Where other recent polls showed Crist barely edging out Rubio, the June 9-13 survey of 607 likely voters by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute and Cherry Communications found 42 percent backing Crist, 31 percent Rubio and 14 percent Meek. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points. It also found Rick Scott leading Bill McCollum for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, 35 percent to 30 percent; and both Republicans leading Democrat Alex Sink and independent Lawton "Bud" Chiles III . For the general election, Scott and McCollum were favored by 31 percent and 30 percent respectively, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Region's development efforts are fragmented across many groups
Jim Leftwich, president and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition, speaks at the annual meeting of the Dayton Development Coalition at the Schuster Center in January. File photo Submitted Jim Leftwich, Chief Operating Officer, Dayton Development Coalition By John Nolan, Staff Writer Updated 11:30 PM Saturday, July 3, 2010 DAYTON — Caterpillar is breaking ground in Clayton for a heavy equipment warehouse that will bring a projected 500 jobs to the area. The law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr plans to bring 187 jobs to the Miami Valley Research Park in Kettering. Those are two of the silver ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
New gun law causes some confusion in Indiana
A new state law that went into effect on Thursday allowing employees to keep guns locked and out of sight in their vehicles while parked at work caused some confusion as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce weighed the possibility of a legal challenge. One steel company told workers at two northwestern Indiana mills that they were not permitted to bring guns onto its property despite the new law. In a memo dated Monday, ArcelorMittal said federal law prohibits the company from having firearms at its mills at Indiana Harbor and Burns Harbor, but didn't cite the specific law. When The Associated Press called the company to ask for ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Redlands Chamber of Commerce - Redlands California Chamber of ...
Redlands Chamber of Commerce. ESRIо Business Analyst OnlineSM Helps Attract New Business to Redlands. CHALLENGEs. • Attracting new businesses ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Department of Commerce
Following President Barack Obama’s announcement today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke held press conference calls with elected officials from Oregon and Vermont to announce American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) investments that will help improve economic opportunity and support job creation in both Vermont and Oregon.  Locke was joined on the conference calls by Vt. Gov. James Douglas, U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernard Sanders, and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch from Vermont, and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, and Kurt Schrader from Oregon. In his remarks earlier today, President Obama ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Chamber of Commerce v. Brown (06-939) | LII / Legal Information ...
which bars private employers receiving state funds from using the funds to assist, promote, or deter union organizing. AB 1889 also prohibits private employers who participate in state programs and who receive state funds from using those funds for the purpose of promoting or hindering union organization. The United States Chamber of Commerce claims that this statute is preempted by the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") . A finding for the Chamber of Commerce would protect employer free speech over attempts by states to define neutrality between management and labor. Conversely, a finding for California would ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WikiAnswers - What does the Chamber of commerce do
The variety and scope of Chamber activities are unlimited. The Chamber represents and promotes the area's business economy, and encourages business and industrial investment, broadening the tax base and providing employment. To business prospects and newcomers, the Chamber represents the community's pride and self image. Chambers of commerce are increasingly involved in non-commercial areas, such as education, human relations, environmental, cultural and governmental concerns. These challenges have caused Chambers of Commerce to become a viable force in seeking solutions to today's social problems. Chambers of ...
Is joining your local Chamber of Commerce worthwhile? | LinkedIn ...
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